White bread`


450g/1lb Odlums Cream (Plain) Flour
1 level teaspoon Bread Soda
2 level teaspoons Bextartar
Good pinch of Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar (optional)
25g/1oz Margarine
A little over 1/2 pint Fresh Milk


  1. Sieve flour, bread soda, Bextartar and salt into a bowl. Add sugar if required.
  2. Rub in the margarine to resemble breadcrumbs, lifting mixture with fingertips to introduce air to the dough.
  3. Add milk and mix to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead a little.
  5. Turn the smooth side up and shape into a round. Place the dough on a floured tin.
  6. Cut a cross over the top.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven, 400°F/200°C/Gas 6 for 40-45 minutes.
  8. When baked the underneath when “tapped” should have a hollow sound.
  9. Cool on a wire tray. Cover with a tea towel to give a soft crust.

Recipe Notes:

A hand full of raisins may be added to the dry ingredients before adding the milk; this will give a nice Station Bread!